Class Association

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Direct Known Subclasses:
    PropertyAssociation, TypedAssociation

    public class Association
    extends java.lang.Object
    implements java.util.Map.Entry

    Purpose: Generic association object. This can be used to map hashtable/map containers where the key and value primitives or independent objects.

    James Sutherland
    TOPLink/Java 3.0
    • Field Summary

      Modifier and Type Field Description
      protected java.lang.Object key  
      protected java.lang.Object value  
    • Constructor Summary

      Constructor Description
      Default constructor.
      Association​(java.lang.Object key, java.lang.Object value)
      PUBLIC: Create an association.
    • Method Summary

      All Methods Instance Methods Concrete Methods 
      Modifier and Type Method Description
      java.lang.Object getKey()
      PUBLIC: Return the key.
      java.lang.Object getValue()
      PUBLIC: Return the value.
      void setKey​(java.lang.Object key)
      PUBLIC: Set the key.
      java.lang.Object setValue​(java.lang.Object value)
      PUBLIC: Set the value.
      • Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object

        clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
      • Methods inherited from interface java.util.Map.Entry

        equals, hashCode
    • Field Detail

      • key

        protected java.lang.Object key
      • value

        protected java.lang.Object value
    • Constructor Detail

      • Association

        public Association()
        Default constructor.
      • Association

        public Association​(java.lang.Object key,
                           java.lang.Object value)
        PUBLIC: Create an association.
    • Method Detail

      • getKey

        public java.lang.Object getKey()
        PUBLIC: Return the key.
        Specified by:
        getKey in interface java.util.Map.Entry
      • getValue

        public java.lang.Object getValue()
        PUBLIC: Return the value.
        Specified by:
        getValue in interface java.util.Map.Entry
      • setKey

        public void setKey​(java.lang.Object key)
        PUBLIC: Set the key.
      • setValue

        public java.lang.Object setValue​(java.lang.Object value)
        PUBLIC: Set the value.
        Specified by:
        setValue in interface java.util.Map.Entry